New To Aru Majutsu no Index ED

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Quality series A Certain Magical Index has just received its new 2nd ED in episode 20, shown below in high-def quality.

Toradora! also began using a new ED a couple of episodes ago, which is also presented below to keep continuity with our previous Index & Toradora! OPs post.

A Certain Magical Index 2nd ED

[誓い言 〜スコシだけもう一度〜] (Oath~Just a little bit once more~), by IKU

IKU is the same singer from the 1st ED, Rimless ~Fuchinashi no Sekai~ (she apparently loves using ‘~’ in her song titles), so it should sound somewhat familiar.

Toradora! 2nd ED

[オレンジ] (Orange), by Rie Kugiyama, Yui Horie, Eri Kitamura (Taiga, Minori, Ami)

The seiyuu for Taiga, Minori and Ami perform this song, just as with the 1st OP, Pre-Parade.

Both EDs show symptoms of being 2nd ED sequences (which usually receive less attention to quality than the original), although this is perhaps more noticeable in the Toradora! ED.

Personally, I prefer both the animation and music to the series’ 1st EDs, even though I do enjoy both of the new songs also.

The Index ED does still possess high animation quality as the 1st ED did (although not up to the level of Index‘s praying / running scenes), showing again that this is one of those newer shows whose Blu-ray releases are decidedly a must for the hardened fan.

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